Friday, November 9, 2007

Press release regarding the arrest of a warrant subject after a brief k-9 track and lockdown of 3 schools in the City of Federal Way.

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FEDERAL WAY POLICE DEPARTMENT

Media Release

Type of Incident: FOOT PURSUIT OF WARRANT SUBJECT RESULTED IN SCHOOLS LOCKDOWN IN FEDERAL WAY
Date of Incident: November 8, 2007
Case No.: 07-16478

Federal Way Police officers were attempting to locate a suspect, with an outstanding felony warrant from Department of Corrections (D.O.C.), on the evening of November 7, 2007. On the morning of Thursday, November 8th, at approximately 7:15 a.m., Federal Way police officers located the suspect in his vehicle and initiated a traffic stop at the intersection of Southwest Dash Point Road and Southwest 312th Street.

The suspect, KHALIF DEAN TOMS a black male in his thirties, then fled on foot in the area. Federal Way Police Department, with the cooperation of the Federal Way Public Schools, requested a lockdown of Adelaide Elementary (map), Lake Grove Elementary (map), and Lakota Middle School (map) as a safety precaution.

Federal Way Police K-9 Roscoe was called to the area and a perimeter was established. The road to Southwest Dash Point Road was temporarily closed to minimize foot traffic until the suspect was located.

At approximately 9:00 a.m., today the suspect was detained and was arrested without incident. The lockdowns to each school were lifted and no citizens were injured as a result of this incident.

There is no further information pertaining to this incident at this time

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Approved by: Commander Melanie McAllester Date & Time: 11/08/07 @ 0950 hrs
Released by: Stacy Flores, PIO Date & Time: 11/08/07 @ 0950 hrs 206-255-5231

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